Edit Samsung Channel List

Transfer Channel List

To transfer a channel list, do the following: Broadcasting > Channel Settings > Transfer Channel List
Imports or exports the channel map. When the PIN input screen appears, enter the PIN.
You will need to connect a USB storage device to use this function on your TV.
The channel list is exported and imported as a .scm file (channel_list.scm)
The exported file will always be written to a fixed file name that matches your TV model. If this already exists, it will be overwritten without requiring confirmation.

There are two options available:

  1. Import from USB: Import channel list from USB.
  2. Export to USB: Export channel list to USB. This function is available when USB is connected.


Edit Exported Channel List

Firstly it is important to understand that the channel list .scm file is actually a compressed file containing which can be opened in programmes such as Winzip and IZArc.
Some of the files are black (viewable), while others are greyed out (unviewable).  Note that the file TransponderDataBaste.dat can only be viewed, not edited.
It is possible to download a transponder list file in .xml format, edit the file as required then convert it to a TransponderDataBaste.dat file using a programme called Samsung Satellite Converter.
The .scm file contains the following files:

Edit the channel list using the following programmes:

SamsChannelEditor is a desktop application for editing a channel list from your Samsung TV. Now sorting channels should be much easier.

Have you ever had the problem sorting your channels on a Samsung TV? Editing all the channels by using the remote can be annoying. Especially if you need to do bigger changes to your channel list. SamyCHAN is the solution. You can download your channel list to a USB-Stick and open it with SamyCHAN. Now you can easily edit all your channels.

SamyGO is a project for legal reverse engineering and research on Samsung Television firmware which is Open Sourced, partially.
SamyGo tries to fix problems with the firmware. SamyGo has a forum at its own Wiki.

SamToolBox is a powerful Channel Editor for the Samsung TV. This is open-source software.
It provides the following features: SCM archive file support for all TV Set generation (B-Series to E-Series), Stand-alone channel map file support, Multi-Tab edition, Channel map sorting based on a reference channel list, Easy channel filtering, Display various database (Transponder, Satellite, Service Provider), Edit capability (Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, Swap Channel, Add Channel, Channel number increment and decrement) with multi-row selection support, Easy build of Favorite channel lists using Cut&Paste and Export of opened maps (CSV format, Reference channel list for Channel sort function).

Samsung Satellite Converter
Software for generating Samsung “TransponderDataBase.dat” and “SatDataBase.dat” for the ES800x.
Samsung never updates these files and now that 28.2E has been changed completely it is impossible to tune in the channels. So Christian made a small programme that converts Dreambox satellites.xml to Samsung files. By Christian Dybdal Nielsen.

B series
On B Series TVs, you need to enter a key combination on your remote to access a hidden menu.
To enter the hidden menu do the following:

  1. Switch on the TV
  2. Press Volume down once
  3. Press and hold the Enter button for 10 seconds.

If this does not work, check the following:

  1. Verify that in the Sound Menu, that the option for Speaker Select is set to TV Speaker
  2. Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC) is disabled.

Creating a .scm file
The TV will create a directory on the stick, containing various data files, which cannot be edited directly. You need to select all the files and add them to a .zip archive (where the files are listed directly in the zip without any subdirectories) and change the file extension from .zip to .scm.
When finished modifying your channel list you need to unzip the .scm file again and put the files back in the original directory on your USB stick.

C, D, E, F, H series
Starting with the C-series you can use the Programme menu on your TV and select the option “Transfer channel list”. Type in your PIN when required.

J, K, M, MU, Q series
Series J, K, M, MU and Q uses a different file format and creates .zip files on the USB stick instead of .scm.

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